BILL SUMMARY for HB09-1100
SENATE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION
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|Moved that House Bill 09-1100 be referred to the C||PASS|
02:21 PM -- House Bill 09-1100
Senator Tochtrop, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 09-1100, concerning the creation of an "Alive at 25" special license plate.
The following persons testified in regard to House Bill 09-1100:
02:23 PM -- Wayne Tully, representing the Colorado Driver Education Association, commented on driver education in Colorado. He said that creation of the proposed license plate may present a conflict of interest. He opposed House Bill 09-1100 and commented on efforts by the Colorado State Patrol to encourage donations to "Alive at 25."
02:43 PM -- John Anderson, Deputy Director, Colorado State Patrol Family Foundation, said that his organization applied for this special group license plate and is a nonprofit organization. He described the "Alive at 25" program to the committee, and said that the program provides discounted educational services to eligible young persons.
02:53 PM -- Mark Couch, representing the Colorado Department of Revenue, said that the referral letters relating to donations to "Alive at 25" have been removed from driver's license offices in the state. He noted that the Denver Broncos license plate includes a donation to the Denver Broncos Foundation as an eligibility requirement. He said that there are numerous precedents for special plates that require a donation in order to qualify for the plate.
03:02 PM -- Mr. Anderson, returned to the table, and said that there is only one other organization in Colorado providing "Alive at 25" training. He said that the foundation has been offering its program since 2004, and that the State Patrol teaches the program. He said that it is at the discretion of judges whether to order donations to a nonprofit program. He said that Colorado courts have a statutory obligation to provide education to minors who have certain traffic violations.
03:08 PM -- Bobby Jochem, representing the Colorado State Patrol, said that the "Alive at 25" program was initiated by the National Safety Council. He noted that the State Patrol has not sanctioned the distribution of any form encouraging donations to "Alive at 25."
|TIME: || 03:16:42 PM|
|MOTION:||Moved that House Bill 09-1100 be referred to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a 5-2-0 roll call vote.|
Final YES: 5 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS